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Episodes

  • Intelligent Medicine 9-20-14

    Sep 20, 2014 | 39 min
    Dr. Ronald Hoffman answers your health questions. Follow Dr. Hoffman @DrRonaldHoffman
  • Intelligent Medicine 9-13-14

    Sep 13, 2014 | 36 min
    Dr. Ronald Hoffman answers your health questions. Follow Dr. Hoffman @DrRonaldHoffman
  • Intelligent Medicine 9-6-14

    Sep 6, 2014 | 39 min
  • Intelligent Medicine 8-30-14

    Aug 30, 2014 | 39 min
  • Intelligent Medicine 8-23-14

    Aug 23, 2014 | 36 min
    Dr. Ronald Hoffman
  • Intelligent Medicine 081614

    Aug 16, 2014 | 36 min
    Dr. Ronald Hoffman
  • Intelligent Medicine 8-09-14

    Aug 9, 2014 | 36 min
    with Dr. Ronald Hoffman
  • Intelligent Medicine 8-2-14

    Aug 2, 2014 | 39 min
  • Intelligent Medicine 7-26-14

    Jul 26, 2014 | 36 min
    with Dr. Ronald Hoffman
  • Intelligent Medicine 7-19-14

    Jul 19, 2014 | 36 min
    with Dr. Ronald Hoffman
  • Intelligent Medicine 7-12-14

    Jul 12, 2014 | 36 min
    with Dr. Ronald Hoffman
  • Intelligent Medicine 7-5-14

    Jul 5, 2014 | 35 min
  • Intelligent Medicine 6/28/14

    Jun 30, 2014 | 36 min
  • Intelligent Medicine 6-21-14

    Jun 21, 2014 | 36 min
    with Dr. Ronald Hoffman
  • Intelligent Medicine 6-14-14

    Jun 14, 2014 | 36 min
    with Dr. Ronald Hoffman
  • Intelligent Medicine 6-7-14

    Jun 7, 2014 | 36 min
    with Dr. Ronald Hoffman
  • Intelligent Medicine 5-31-14

    May 31, 2014 | 36 min
    with Dr. Ronald Hoffman
  • Intelligent Medicine 5-24-14

    May 24, 2014 | 40 min
  • Intelligent Medicine 5-17-14

    May 17, 2014 | 35 min
    with Dr. Ronald Hoffman
  • Intelligent Medicine 5-10-14

    May 10, 2014 | 36 min
    with Dr. Ronald Hoffman
  • Intelligent Medicine 5-03-14

    May 3, 2014 | 36 min
    Dr. Ronald Hoffman
  • Intelligent Medicine 04-26-14

    Apr 26, 2014 | 36 min
    with Dr. Ronald Hoffman
  • Intelligent Medicine 4-19-14

    Apr 19, 2014 | 35 min
    with Dr. Ronald Hoffman
  • Intelligent Medicine 4-12-14

    Apr 12, 2014 | 35 min
  • Intelligent Medicine 3-23-14

    Mar 23, 2014 | 36 min
    Intelligent Medicine 3-23-14
  • Intelligent Medicine 3-16-14

    Mar 16, 2014 | 36 min
    Intelligent Medicine 3-16-14
  • Intelligent Medicine 3-9-14

    Mar 9, 2014 | 40 min
    Intelligent Medicine 3-9-14
  • Intelligent Medicine 2/22/14

    Feb 22, 2014 | 39 min
    Intelligent Medicine with Dr. Ronald Hoffman
  • Intelligent Medicine 2-15-14

    Feb 16, 2014 | 39 min
  • Intelligent Medicine 2/8/13

    Feb 10, 2014 | 41 min
    with Dr. Ronald Hoffman
  • Dr. Ronald Hoffman 2/1/14

    Feb 3, 2014 | 40 min
    Health Talk with Dr. Ronald Hoffman 2/1/14
  • Dr. Ronald Hoffman 1/25/14

    Jan 27, 2014 | 40 min
  • Dr. Ronald Hoffman 1/19/14

    Jan 21, 2014 | 40 min
  • Dr. Ronald Hoffman 1/11/14

    Jan 13, 2014 | 43 min
  • Dr. Ronald Hoffman 1/4/14

    Jan 6, 2014 | 40 min
  • Health Talk 11/9/13 Hour 2

    Nov 11, 2013 | 37 min
    Among the subjects Dr. Hoffman covers are the healthiness of flax seed, increasing worry about the "digital dementia" that could affect our kids who spend so much time in front of screens, and the hidden dangers of yoga-- especially for women.
  • Health Talk 11/9/13 Hour 1

    Nov 11, 2013 | 37 min
    Dr. Hoffman applauds the FDA's decision to eliminate trans fat from American food products. He also tells us that the former dogma that said low fat is best is being replaced by findings showing high fat/low carbs is the way to go. He also talks about a study that shows that what women eat in their late 50's and early 60's connects to how they age and how healthy they will be later on.
  • Health Talk 10/19/13 Hour 1

    Oct 21, 2013 | 37 min
    "Best Of"
  • Health Talk 10/19/13 Hour 2

    Oct 21, 2013 | 37 min
    "Best Of"
  • Health Talk 10/12/13 Hour 1

    Oct 14, 2013 | 38 min
    Dr. Hoffman speaks negatively about a decision of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to ban almost all supplements. On the subject of Berberine he is very positive, extolling its health benefits. He also explains how chemicals in our environment may be making even wild animals fatter, and discusses Tom Hanks' revelation that he is a diabetic.
  • Health Talk 10/12/13 Hour 2

    Oct 14, 2013 | 38 min
    Dr. Hoffman talks about Vitamin D and how it can help fight osteoperosis. He also stands up for meat as a healthy food, and offers other reasons than increased meat consumption for the rise in cancer and heart disease in Asia. And, on another subject, he asks if all the procedures covered by Medicare are really necessary.
  • Health Talk 10/5/13 Hour 2

    Oct 7, 2013 | 37 min
  • Health Talk 10/5/13 Hour 1

    Oct 7, 2013 | 37 min
  • Health Talk 9/28/13 Hour 2

    Sep 30, 2013 | 37 min
    We're told of a study by Dr. Dean Ornish that shows that a healthy lifestyle definitely contributes to longevity. We also hear why we should be skeptical of some TV drug ads, the toll of hospital mistakes, and why runners shouldn't worry about all that running leading to osteoarthritis.
  • Health Talk 9/28/13 Hour 1

    Sep 30, 2013 | 37 min
    Dr. Hoffman warns against a proposed Congressional bill that would make it much harder to obtain compounded medications and vitamins, discusses a study showing possible serious side effects from the heart medication Digoxin, and tells us about a strip club in Portland, Ore.-- that offers vegan cuisine!
  • Health Talk 9/21/13 Hour 2

    Sep 23, 2013 | 37 min
    Dr. Hoffman talks about the ways an elevated homocysteine level combined with a Vitamin B complex deficiency can negatively impact our health. And we hear how the Endocrine Society is very concerned about the endocrine-disrupting chemicals in our environment.
  • Health Talk 9/21/13 Hour 1

    Sep 23, 2013 | 37 min
    A lot of interesting topics are covered today: The yeast connection to poor health, especially regarding gut fermentation syndrome, how we may be following a dis-evolution from our paleolithic ancestors, with negative health consequences,and a move in Amsterdam to discourage too much sugar use. Also, Dr. Hoffman celebrates 25 years on the air.
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    Sep 16, 2013 | 37 min
    The Best of Health Talk with Dr. Ronald Hoffman.
  • Health Talk 9/14/13 Hour 1

    Sep 16, 2013 | 36 min
    The Best of Health Talk with Dr. Ronald Hoffman.
  • Health Talk 9/7/13 Hour 2

    Sep 9, 2013 | 37 min
    The Best of Health Talk with Dr. Ronald Hoffman.
  • Health Talk 9/7/13 Hour 1

    Sep 9, 2013 | 37 min
    The Best of Health Talk with Dr. Ronald Hoffman.
  • Health Talk 8/31/13 Hour 2

    Sep 3, 2013 | 37 min
    We learn how "crony capitalism" is at work between the pharmaceutical industry and the FDA. And are we really as medically advanced as we think? Future centuries may disagree. And again Dr. Hoffman decries the anti-supplement bias at work in much of the media and government.
  • Health Talk 8/31/13 Hour 1

    Sep 3, 2013 | 37 min
    Dr. Hoffman tells us why there may be better health indicators than BMI (body mass index), why "twerking" a la Miley Cyrus may be dangerous to your health, why food can be an actual addiction, and why a broccoli compound called SGS may be an answer to osteoarthritis.
  • Health Talk 8/24/13 Hour 2

    Aug 26, 2013 | 37 min
    Congress will soon be returning to session, and Dr. Hoffman warns about upcoming Congressional and FDA efforts to restrict vitally necessary custom-compounding pharmacies. He also tells us about a long-term study showing that obesity is an even greater danger to health than previously thought.
  • Health Talk 8/24/13 Hour 1

    Aug 26, 2013 | 37 min
    Dr. Hoffman talks about the use of poison gas by Assad in Syria and why that is both a moral and a medical horror. He also delves into the subject of statin ads, and how they are scaring people into medications that might not be needed.
  • Health Talk 8/17/13 Hour 2

    Aug 19, 2013 | 37 min
    Dr. Hoffman emphasizes again, and in detail, the many ways in which excess sugar and carbs can be harmful to our health. And we learn some ways in which breast-feeding benefits a child, including possibly raising intelligence and preventing, later on in life, Alzheimer's.
  • Health Talk 8/17/13 Hour 1

    Aug 19, 2013 | 37 min
    Dr. Hoffman, drawing on many studies, points out the potential health benefits of coffee, in the face of a new negative study. And some offbeat stories today include a woman swallowing a tapeworm to lose weight-- and the discovery of a 123-year-old man. Also, Dr. Hoffman lets us know he is now on Twitter.
  • Health Talk 8/10/13 Hour 2

    Aug 12, 2013 | 37 min
    Wheat, carbs and sugars-- are they dangerous to your brain? Can they lead to cognitive impairment, dementia or Alzheimer's? Dr. Hoffman gives you the lowdown on the subject.
  • Health Talk 8/10/13 Hour 1

    Aug 12, 2013 | 37 min
    Dr. Hoffman offers his views on President Bush's recent stent, which he feels was medical "overreach". He also talks about possible dangers from calcium channel blockers, and the search for a health bar that's actually healthy to eat.
  • Health Talk 8/3/13 Hour 2

    Aug 5, 2013 | 37 min
    There are a number of Chinese and Western studies that can help us determine the best sort of diet for health, especially as regards consumption of meat, sugar and carbs, and Dr. Hoffman tells us about them. And he lets us know about a prototype breathalyzer that could help us gauge how well we're burning body fat.
  • Health Talk 8/3/13 Hour 1

    Aug 5, 2013 | 37 min
    Sex addiction: Is that a real medical condition or not? Dr. Hoffman discusses it. He also examines the subject of differentiating cancers from pre-cancerous conditions and when watchful waiting might be an appropriate response. And he tells us how a gluten-free diet might work as well for you as it apparently has for tennis champion Novak Djokovic.
  • Health Talk 7/27/13 Hour 2

    Jul 29, 2013 | 37 min
    Dr. Hoffman examines how exposure to herbicides and pesticides can lead to Parkinson's Disease and depression in farmers exposed to them. He also points out an interesting study from India that indicates Prozac isn't as effective as advertised, and that turmeric appears more effective in fighting depression. And a sound lifestyle, he emphasizes, can definitely help us avoid chronic disabilities in later life.
  • Health Talk 7/27/13 Hour 1

    Jul 29, 2013 | 37 min
    Dr. Hoffman tells us why new medical techniques, procedures and drugs are not necessarily better than older ones. And he emphasizes again the medical science that denies any fish oil/prostate cancer link, and criticizes the media for shallow reporting on the subject.
  • Health Talk 7/20/13 Hour 2

    Jul 22, 2013 | 37 min
    More and more people are in New York City's waters for their recreational activities, but, as Dr. Hoffman lets us know, there are still germs in those waters we need to worry about. And he warns that getting some negative medical test results should not necessarily lead us to giving up on exercise or overmedicating ourselves.
  • Health Talk 7/20/13 Hour 1

    Jul 22, 2013 | 37 min
    Yes, the summer heat is challenging to exercisers, but Dr. Hoffman gives us smart ways to continue exercising even in heat waves. He also talks about health benefits from walnuts, and how watchful waiting is sometimes the best course with prostate cancer.
  • Health Talk 7/13/13 Hour 2

    Jul 15, 2013 | 37 min
    Dr. Hoffman says that health journalists need more education and better critical skills when reporting on supplements. And he examines new research that indicates a connection between statin use in women and increased breast cancer risk.
  • Health Talk 7/13/13 Hour 1

    Jul 15, 2013 | 37 min
    Dr. Hoffman points out the fallacies in a recent study that says there's a link between fish oil and prostate cancer. And he talks about studies showing the bad side effects of certain medications. He also objects to the media's bias toward studies which are negative on supplements.
  • Health Talk 7/6/13 Hour 2

    Jul 8, 2013 | 37 min
    Antibiotics can sometimes have bad side effects, but we hear how antioxidants can combat that. We also hear how age stereotyping, including the use of the phrase "senior moment", can unnecessarily degrade mental performance among seniors. And beet juice and derivative products look like they're turning out to be natural and legal performance enhancers.
  • Health Talk 7/6/13 Hour 1

    Jul 8, 2013 | 37 min
    Dr. Hoffman talks in detail about instances of anti-supplement, anti-vitamin prejudice in the media, by the FDA, and among many conventional physicians. He also informs us about how exercise can lessen stress, one more negative of smoking, and what ancient Peruvian mummies tell us about tobacco and drug use yesterday and today.
  • Health Talk 6/29/13 Hour 2

    Jul 1, 2013 | 37 min
    Dr. Hoffman discusses the good and possibly negative implications of the AMA's recent recognition of obesity as a disease. And regarding runners, often so finicky about their shoes, he tells why custom or fancy isn't necessarily required for foot well-being.
  • Health Talk 6/29/13 Hour 1

    Jul 1, 2013 | 37 min
    Dr. Hoffman talks about the Asian Tiger Mosquito, now spreading in the U.S., the diseases it carries, and natural insect repellents to keep them off of us. And there's good news about Omega-3 fatty acids: New studies indicate they have even more health benefits than previously thought.
  • Health Talk 6/22/13 Hour 2

    Jun 24, 2013 | 37 min
    While Dr. Hoffman is a huge advocate of exercise, he points out where moderation is still called for, especially as people age. And the amazing amount of prescription drug use among Americans is examined more closely.
  • Health Talk 6/22/13 Hour 1

    Jun 24, 2013 | 37 min
    Dr. Hoffman talks about the sudden death by heart attack of James Gandolfini, and possible health lessons we can draw from it. Also discussed are the AMA's recognition of obesity as a disease and the good and bad that can come from that recognition, as well as the surprising amount of hidden artery blockage even in young persons.
  • Health Talk 6/15/13 Hour 2

    Jun 17, 2013 | 37 min
    Among the topics covered are the need to avoid too much sugar, 91-year-old bench press champion Sy Perlis, Dr. Hoffman's looking over his father's Army discharge papers, and the efficacy of B complex vitamins in fighting depression and anxiety.
  • Health Talk 6/15/13 Hour 1

    Jun 17, 2013 | 37 min
    Dr. Hoffman applauds Connecticut for passing legislation mandating the labelling of GMO foods, and talks about studies questioning the health safety of GMO foods. He also criticizes a recent op-ed piece in the N.Y. Times, "Don't Take Your Vitamins", and discusses benefits of Co-Q-10 for heart health.
  • Health Talk 6/8/13 Hour 2

    Jun 10, 2013 | 37 min
    We're told about some of the effective supplements and treatments for acne, and also how important the mitochondria are to our health, the diseases related to mitochondria, and the things we can do to keep our mitochondria healthy.
  • Health Talk 6/8/13 Hour 1

    Jun 10, 2013 | 37 min
    Dr. Hoffman talks about the recent study strongly supporting chelation as a therapy to ensure and improve cardiovascular health, and also about what looks like a breakthrough in fighting cancers that are spreading, which involves a ketogenic diet and hyperbaric oxygen treatment.
  • Health Talk 6/1/13 Hour 2

    Jun 3, 2013 | 37 min
    The best of Health Talk with Dr. Ronald Hoffman.
  • Health Talk 6/1/13 Hour 1

    Jun 3, 2013 | 37 min
    The best of Health Talk with Dr. Ronald Hoffman.
  • Health Talk 5/25/13 Hour 2

    May 28, 2013 | 37 min
    A Japanese gentleman who just climbed Mt. Everest is used by Dr. Hoffman as an example of the fitness of many older people today. And he explains the health dangers of underestimating calories or overestimating the healthiness of certain foods.
  • Health Talk 5/25/13 Hour 1

    May 28, 2013 | 37 min
    Dr. Hoffman talks about our increasing understanding of the role our internal bacteria play in weight gain and loss. And he tells us how the American lifestyle and diet negatively affects the health of immigrants to our nation.
  • Health Talk 5/18/13 Hour 2

    May 20, 2013 | 37 min
    Dr. Dylan Edwards, head of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital's Restorative Neurology Clinic, describes how they are working to restore lost limb functioning. And Dr. Hoffman cautions about statins, how they can negatively affect our fitness and heart health.
  • Health Talk 5/18/13 Hour 1

    May 20, 2013 | 37 min
    Dr. Hoffman takes a close look at Angelina Jolie's decision to have a preventive mastectomy, and explains that there are questions about the need for and efficacy of such a procedure. He also tells about the exciting discovery of a bacteria that could aid weight loss.
  • Health Talk 5/11/13 Hour 2

    May 13, 2013 | 36 min
    Gov. Chris Christie's recent lap-band surgery, is it likely to help him lose weight and become healthier? Dr. Hoffman gives us his opinion. Also talked about is the potential for antibiotics to fight back pain.
  • Health Talk 5/11/13 Hour 1

    May 13, 2013 | 28 min
    Dr. Hoffman discusses two recent studies that question the efficacy of fish oil in preventing cardiovascular disease and supplements for eye health and points out these studies' many flaws. He also points out why it's good to expose children early on to allergens.
  • Health Talk 5/4/13 Hour 2

    May 8, 2013 | 35 min
    Health Talk 5/4/13 Hour 2
  • Health Talk 5/4/13 Hour 1

    May 8, 2013 | 37 min
    Health Talk 5/4/13 Hour 1
  • Health Talk 4/27/13 Hour 1

    Apr 29, 2013 | 37 min
  • Health Talk 4/27/13 Hour 2

    Apr 29, 2013 | 37 min
  • Health Talk 4/20/13 Hour 1

    Apr 22, 2013 | 37 min
    The best of Health Talk with Dr. Ronald Hoffman features a Florida man that won the National Memory Competition and a heart surgeon explains what really causes heart disease.
  • Health Talk 4/20/13 Hour 2

    Apr 22, 2013 | 36 min
    The best of Health Talk with Dr. Ronald Hoffman looks at how the bad economy is effecting our health.
  • Health Talk 4/13/13 Hr 2

    Apr 15, 2013 | 37 min
  • Health Talk 4/13/13 Hr 1

    Apr 15, 2013 | 37 min
  • Health Talk 4/6/13 Hr 1

    Apr 8, 2013 | 37 min
  • Health Talk 4/6/13 Hr 2

    Apr 6, 2013 | 37 min
  • Health Talk 3/18/13

    Apr 5, 2013 | 53 min
    Dr. Ron chats with Denise Otten, a mother who had to embrace holistic therapies when standard treatments offered no answers.
  • Health Talk 3/30/13 Hour 1

    Mar 30, 2013 | 36 min
    Dr. Hoffman discusses how New York State, and other states, look to over-regulate the supplement industry. He also talks about the health benefits of olive leaf polyphenols.
  • Health Talk 3/30/13 Hour 2

    Mar 30, 2013 | 37 min
    Dr. Ronald Hoffman reviews all your health concerns.
  • Health Talk 3/30/13 Hour 2

    Mar 30, 2013 | 37 min
    Among Dr. Hoffman's topics are the power of Vitamin D to strengthen the immune system, how experiencing green spaces can refresh our brains and increase productivity, and Omega-3 as a booster of brain function and memory.
  • Health Talk 3-29-13

    Mar 29, 2013 | 37 min
  • Health Talk 3-28-13

    Mar 29, 2013 | 37 min
  • Health Talk - 3/26/13

    Mar 26, 2013 | 37 min
  • Health Talk 3/23/13 Hour 1

    Mar 25, 2013 | 37 min
  • Health Talk 3/23/13 Hour 2

    Mar 25, 2013 | 37 min
  • Health Talk 3/21/13

    Mar 21, 2013 | 37 min
  • Health Talk 3/20/13

    Mar 20, 2013 | 36 min
  • Health Talk 3/16/13 Hour 1

    Mar 16, 2013 | 37 min
    Dr. Hoffman looks at all the specialty fields in medicine, but proposes a new one for the medical world. The new 'ology' the doctor wants will specialize in minimizing the amount of drugs people are on. The main reason is for this is because a new article discussing heart health risks for people on multiple prescriptions.
  • Health Talk 3/16/13 Hour 2

    Mar 16, 2013 | 37 min
    Dr. Hoffman discusses the benefits of taking kyolic aged garlic extract for older people who are still physically active. This supplement helps promote a healthy cardiovascular system, among several other benefits. The extract has become a staple in the Doctor's daily regime.
  • Health Talk 3/14/13

    Mar 15, 2013 | 37 min
  • Health Talk 3/12/13

    Mar 12, 2013 | 54 min
  • Health Talk 3/11/13

    Mar 12, 2013 | 53 min
  • Health Talk 3/9/13 Hour 1

    Mar 11, 2013 | 37 min
  • Health Talk 3/9/13 Hour 2

    Mar 11, 2013 | 37 min
  • Health Talk 3/7/13

    Mar 8, 2013 | 37 min
  • Health Talk 3/6/13

    Mar 8, 2013 | 37 min
  • Health Talk 3/5/13

    Mar 6, 2013 | 53 min
    The Mediterranean diet is a way of eating that promotes healthy heart health. This is nothing new, but do we know why? Dr. Hoffman explains.
  • Health Talk 3/4/13

    Mar 6, 2013 | 53 min
    Dr. Hoffman discusses melatonin. Most of us think it's connection with our sleep, but there's more to it than that. Melatonin plays a large role in something else in our bodies, Dr. Hoffman explains. Also, is it true optimists live longer and healthier?
  • Health Talk 3/2/13 Hour 1

    Mar 4, 2013 | 37 min
    Dr. Hoffman discusses the recent news developing out of the Oscar Pistorius story. Investigators found a substance called Heel in the Olympians' home that is used for performance enhancement. Listen in to hear of any correlation between this product and the notion that 'roid rage' was a factor in Pistorius' crime.